The fourth and presumably last installment in the Rambo cycle, this lumbering kill fest finds the mopey Vietnam veteran (Sylvester Stallone) living quietly in Thailand, where a beautiful blond missionary (Julie Benz) persuades him to escort her party of naive do-gooders into war-torn Myanmar. Naturally the pilgrims get themselves kidnapped by the brutal Burmese military, and Rambo has to rescue them by blowing away the entire population of Southeast Asia. The orgy of violence, as ghastly as in any video game, should go a long way toward erasing whatever goodwill Stallone earned with his sentimental Rocky Balboa. R, 85 min.
By J.R. Jones